David Theodore Anderson, 74, formerly of Decatur, IL, passed away at 8:30 am. Friday (Feb 27, 2015) at his home in Bloomington.
The celebration of his life will be at 12:00 o’clock noon on Saturday, March 7th at Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N. Main Street, Decatur, IL with
Reverends Sig Bjorklund and Beth McLaughlin officiating. Visitation will be 9:00-11:30 am Saturday at Grace. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in
charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Grace UMC or the Decatur Municipal Band,8 Knollwood Drive, Decatur, IL 62521.
David was born in February of 1941 in Normal, and was the only child of Theodore and Emma Anderson. He married Ary King in August of 1962 in Harvard,
IL. They lived in Normal until 1967, when they moved to Decatur. They moved to Bloomington last fall.
David is survived by his wife; son, Kenneth (Jennifer), Bloomington; daughters, Shari (Paul) Hansen, Sunfish Lake, MN; Susan (Joseph) Buechel, Colona;
grandchildren Nicholas, Samuel, and Nolan Anderson; Kaitlin, Annika, and Max Hansen; and Molly Buechel (Cody) Sullivan, Colona; great-granddaughters,
Zoey and Macy Sullivan; and many adoring nieces and nephews.
David was raised in Normal and was a 1959 graduate of Normal Community High School. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Illinois
Wesleyan in 1963. During his time at the U of I, he was a member of the Marching Illini Band, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
David spent his professional career of 44 years as a financial consultant with the Equitable Life Assurance Society (now AXA), during which he earned his
CLU, ChFC, MSFS, and MSM degrees. He was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of Equitable's Hall of Fame. He always
felt a sense of accomplishment in helping people with their financial needs and plans. Following retirement, he joined the Decatur Municipal Band, and he
had recently joined the Bloomington-Normal Community Concert Band. He thoroughly enjoyed all marches, particularly Sousa marches and the 1812
David was a member of Decatur Grace United Methodist Church for 48 years where he served as a member of the bell and vocal choirs, the Finance
Committee, and as an usher. He was a member of the Missions/Outreach Team for many years and was blessed by the fellowship and opportunity to be in
service for Christ.
David was an accomplished clarinet player, enjoyed traveling, walking, caring for his cars, mowing, reading, and studying history. He had tried to read every
book ever written about WWII. He shared his sense of humor with everyone. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Illini, Minnesota Vikings, and
everything in which his grandchildren were involved. He hated to lose when he played King's Corner or WAR with his grandchildren! He spent many hours
working on his coin collection and walking and playing with his children’s dogs.
David was extremely proud of his wife, children, and grandchildren – all of whom will greatly miss his gentle presence, influence and generosity in their lives.
He was devoted to his church and family, had a loving heart, and was a kind man. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know and love him.
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